The original antique brass alms bowl. decorated in the cente with the Annunciation. (Luke 1: 26 -39) the announcement by the Angel Gabriel to the kneeling Virgin Mary, that she would become the mother of Jesus, The Son of God. Between them a flowerpot (with white lillies? = Mary’s purity) and above the plant a pigeon with an aureole In a circle and surrounded with a punched decoration. The rim struck with walking ducks. Minor repairs.
MESSING - Hermann P. Lockner : Fig. 96 - page. 64.
Koper & Brons Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - Onno ten Kuile : Fig.222 - page. 166.
Germany - Nuremberg,
Circa 1500 - 1550
Height: 5 cm. (2 inches.)
Diam.: 27 cm. (10,6 inches.)
Weight: 919 grams.